What is Zymar?Zymar is an antibiotic eyedrop that is used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis (pinkeye).
What is the most important information I should know about Zymar?Hypersensitivity reactions have occurred. Stop using Zymar and contact your doctor immediately if you experience difficulty breathing; rash or itching of the skin; fainting; swelling of the face; throat, or chest; or irregular heartbeats.
You should not wear contact lenses if you have an infection in your eye.
Contact your doctor if your condition gets worse, because this may be a sign of a different or more serious infection.
Who should not take Zymar?Do not use Zymar eyedrops if you are allergic or sensitive to other fluoroquinolone-type antibiotics or any of Zymar's ingredients.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Zymar?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Zymar. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have ever had an allergic reaction to fluoroquinolone-type antibiotics.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults: The usual dose is to apply one drop every 2 hours in the affected eye(s) up to eight times daily on Days 1 and 2. On Days 3 through 7, apply one drop up to four times daily.
How should I take Zymar?Zymar drops should be applied into the affected eye(s) around the same time every day. Do not let the tip of the bottle touch any part of your eye.
What should I avoid while taking Zymar?You should not wear contact lenses in the affected(s) eyes.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Zymar?If Zymar is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Zymar with caffeine, cyclosporine, theophylline, or warfarin.
What are the possible side effects of Zymar?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: eye irritation, increased tearing of the eye, swelling and redness of the eyelid or front part of the eye
Can I receive Zymar if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Zymar during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Zymar?If you forget to apply a dose of Zymar, administer it as soon as you remember. If it is closer to your next scheduled dose, skip the dose you missed and use Zymar according to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
How should I store Zymar?Store at room temperature with the cap securely closed.
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